Dec 15th 2013

Not Just Another Pretty Face

@ Hyde Park Art Center

5020 S. Cornell Ave., Chicago IL

Opening Sunday, December 15th, from 7PM - 9PM

On view through Sunday, March 30th

Opening Reception: $35 suggested donation to attend (but all are welcome)

Hyde Park Art Center is pleased to present 75 unique and personal works of art created through its signature collaborative commissioning project, Not Just Another Pretty Face. 2013-14 marks the fifth installment of this dynamic program, which has been replicated in five cities across the nation.

Created by the Hyde Park Art Center, Not Just Another Pretty Face allows the Art Center to play matchmaker for artists and potential art buyers, facilitating a fun, accessible commissioning process that builds lasting relationships between artists and patrons, creates a new base of support for artists, and invests in the vitality of Chicago’s cultural community. The program takes place every three years and is meant to involve a broad range of patrons and artists, with commissions ranging from in the hundreds to tens of thousands of dollars. To date, the Art Center has raised over $700,000—half of which goes directly into the hands of artists, with the other half going to support Art Center programs. All of this results in an exhibition of the original works of art, a catalog documenting the process, and a lively event to unveil the finished pieces, which will make their way to the patrons’ homes following the exhibition.

Official Website

More events on this date

Tags: ,